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NATAS Daytime Emmy Rule Changes: All My Children & One Life to Live Eligible To Compete in All Major Drama Series Categories!

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There is some good news today for fans, performers, and production personnel, when it comes to the revivals and online versions of Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live, and it comes from NATAS  (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and its new rule changes for the Daytime Emmys!

One of which defines how many episodes a series must have to be eligible for inclusion in all the major daytime drama categories from here on forward.  These changes have now been approved and implemented for the upcoming 2014 Emmy campaign!

According to NATAS and being announced today: “Daytime Drama programs which have produced at least 35 original episodes in the calendar year of 2013 will be eligible to enter the same category as the Network Daytime Dramas.  This will result in Prospect Park’s One Life to Live and All My Children competing against The Young & The Restless, (CBS) The Bold & The Beautiful, (CBS) General Hospital  (ABC) and Days of Our Lives (NBC).  All of the actors and crafts people on these shows will also be eligible to compete in their appropriate related categories.”

In addition for web series that do not meet the minimum requirement of 35 episodes there is also a new category adopted for them named “Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series”.  So, here is where you could see shows such as Venice, etc land a nomination.

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Finally, for the first time, there will be a category in the 2014 contest honoring “Entertainment News” programs which have not had a specific category to enter in the Daytime Emmy Awards. This category will honor programs covering the entertainment industry with a focus on human interest, popular culture and celebrity gossip and interviews. Programs such as the syndicated Entertainment Tonight and Extra are two examples of “Entertainment News” programs.  Moving forward, these “Entertainment News” programs may choose to enter this new Daytime Emmy Awards category or enter the Primetime Emmy Awards in the “Outstanding Informational Series or Special” category, competing with a variety of different kinds of shows.  Programs entering in this genre may enter in only one competition; those choosing to enter in the Primetime category would not be eligible for the “Entertainment News” category in Daytime Emmy Awards.

David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards stated on the category changes,“I am very pleased to include these new categories in the Daytime Emmy contest.  I strongly believe that every broadcast entity should have a chance to compete for an Emmy Award in a true peer to peer competition.”

So what do you think about seeing your favorites from AMC and OLTL getting to participate in the Daytime Emmy process? Who do you think deserves a nomination? There were some powerful performance in season one of AMC and OLTL! What do you think about all the other rule changes?
Weigh-in!

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No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Excellent news! I don’t watch OLTL, but All My Children was doing some really good work last season – I can’t wait for season 2!!

Sam
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Sam

I hope they both win because as of now it looks like prospect park has cancelled One Life to Live and even All My Children season 2. ;-(

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Award shows are a joke- whether music,television, web or movies– but I guess if you are into that kind of stuff and you’re a performer or professional in the business and you need a statue to boast your ego; to have someone tell you how “good” you are, which is subjective– then I suppose this is good news for some.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Well you’re just a little ray of sunshine, aren’t you?

Joshua
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Joshua

Even when they were on ABC, neither “All My Children” or “One Life to Live” sneaked in many Emmy nominations, especially in their last ten years.

This is slightly positive news but I still expect to see “General Hospital” and that Gawd-Awful “Young and the Restless” duking it out for most of the prizes. Yawwwwn.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t understand your need to be sarcastic — I fully acknowledged if you like that sort of thing this would be good news. If have grown cynical of these awards show is because most understand the process by which artists are recognized is flawed at best, or at worst corrupt. But I will admit perhaps the crack about it being all about ego for the artists involved was uncalled for– I was just thinking of one actress who has won multiple times yet still puts her name in year after year– even Oprah had enough sense to stop submitting… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

The rich and famous need us ordinary folks support and even more recognition for the work they do, after all acting is so difficult. It won’t really matter anyway, OLTL and AMC aren’t coming back anyway. Since there are only 4 soaps, it is really an award anymore? Sarcastic, moi? LOL 😉

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Good News! Now if they would only put OLTl and AMC back on the air with new episodes!!!

Missing Llandview and OLTL!!!!!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Totally agree.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I too, am missing Llanview and Pine Valley.

Beth
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Beth

Looking forward to Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams and Sal Stowers getting acknowledged by their peers, if only with a nomination but hopefully a win or two or three. The Emmys were becoming comical with only four shows eligible. It makes winning with hardly any competition a joke. Now at least there’s something to be said for winning if there are six shows in competition.

Omar
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Omar

You are so right Beth!!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

SO agree! Sal Stowers more than anyone, truly, deserves at the VERY least a nomination.

dave
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dave

With the with the exception of Erika Slezak’s award winning performances ,OLTL was always overlooked when it came to awards. Awards and award shows just seem to be politics not who did the outstanding job.

KFunkMob
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KFunkMob

OLTL has been my favorite show since 1986, and while a few crumbs have been thrown here and there (the 2002 Drama Series Emmy win, the increased ratings after the cancellation announcement, the primetime episode in 1998and the promos around it, etc.) over the years, it is my opinion that OLTL has been sorely overlooked (and treated like a stepchild of ABC) in a lot of areas (promos, appearances on other shows, etc.) for a LOOOOOOONNNG time.

Alex
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Alex

I agree! ABC always treated OLTL like an unwanted bastard child they were embarrassed to admit was theirs, much like a character on one of their soaps, even though IMO it was their best soap. I can’t stand Erica and AMC, although the new version is much better. And GH is plain awful. The Emmys have always overlooked OLTL, instead they like to award their favorites like BB and YR, which IMO are garbage. What is wrong with Steff and Hope? Now PP is treating OLTL with the same disrespect ABC did. It makes me sick. 😉

dave
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dave

One more thing…..PP & ABC or whoever just get your act together and put AMC and OLTL back into production again!

Terri Miller
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Terri Miller

AMEN to THAT!!! Wonder what we FANS have to do to get these shows back on the air or online?!?! Obviously, our voices AREN’T being heard!!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

You both have done one thing we fans can do. Comment on any and every article that mentions any soap and share those articles with everyone you can. Our voices have been heard and we need to continue to be heard!
And it wouldn’t hurt to watch both shows again on Hulu…

Cabrity
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Cabrity

Hopefully PP will settle lawsuit soon so BOTH shows can start season 2!

carla
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carla

Who cares? I want amc to start production.Seems like the same actors win every year anyway.

Charles
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Charles

Now Debbie Morgan may finally get an Emmy for best performance in a leading role as Actress…she has been snubbed, long enough.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I care. All these people should be eligible for all their hard work.

Diane F
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Diane F

#-1 I love lucy fan…I don’t think there will be a season 2 on all my children 🙁 . Think OLTL and AMC were shut down once more.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

I’ve asked Michael Fairman & others about the production status of AMC (it was supposed to have started up this week, I believe), but have not received any responses about it. Losing TK will be a hurdle for AMC, without a doubt, but if they can get MEK back for more than just a few shows, they might have some good ratings.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

OLTL is shelved indefinitely, due to the ongoing contractual lawsuit between abc/d and PP.

AMC is still on hiatus, they have had two dates pass when they were supposed to resume production. Many actors have said they are hearing they will resume after the first of the new year – but nothing is firm yet. I am still hopeful.

Diane F
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Diane F

fingers crossed 🙂 thanks

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

If OLTL couldnt win best soap for its final year on ABC, i doubt the online version would win unless there is an award for how many times they said s..t in one episode… The begining wasnt good…OLTL didnt improve until the end…and Natalie’s scream and look of terror was sooo bad i wanted Alison to knock her out!!! I hope im wrong but i dont think there will be a second season…

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I don’t think is fair to the regular TV soap operas that produce and deliver 5 episodes a week. It is unfair to the actors, the production staff and the crafts in these daily programs. These daytime dramas, i.e. AMC, OLTL and web series; should be judged in a separate category similar to what NARAS (Recording Academy) has done with digital downloads, etc.

Derek
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Derek

But acting is acting. No matter how many episodes the show produces.

Anna
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Anna

It wasn’t fair to cancel AMC and OLTL to being with.

They’re eligible.

Deal with it.

Enrique
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Enrique

it’s totally fair, look at House of Cards it won Emmys. it’s like every other show on television

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

They said similar things about cable programs when they first started because of the different production values. Yet they all compete against the regular network shows.

Jack Grandeur
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Jack Grandeur

Well I think many of us are just so completely frustrated and bewildered by Prospect Park’s deafening silence regarding the status of either ALL MY CHILDREN or One Life to Live that even good news is overshadowed by these emotions.
Why can’t Prospect Park simply issue a statement?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Days of our Lives should once again receive the top honor! Still the most innovative soap on air!! Edgy and entertaining!!! DAYS delivers daring daytime drama delisiously!!!! Have fun; play in the sand!!!!!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am very happy with the news of these rule changes. The hard working professional on these shows deserve to have their work recognized just like everyone else.

To TPTB at PP, please, please, please bring back OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

diane
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diane

one life to live will not be back. lets face it, its over. the online version really sucked big time. prospect park are idiots. they are flakes just like abc.

Omar
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Omar

I disagree with u..Thank you for Prospect park in doing something nobody, no network or production team would have ever done AND that is to revive our beloved shows somehow and somewhere..PP is taking baby steps; this is a work in progress new concept, so I think they will not just give up on this only after the 1st season.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Agree with Omar. At least they are trying!

Jack Grandeur
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Jack Grandeur

Prospect Park holds the rights to ALL MY CHILDREN for almost a full decade from what I understand. They may bring the show back for a “Season 2” if the financial backing is there, and if other matters are resolved. So, unfortunately, there is no way to know when and if it will return, and what actors will be available. Obviously, if the plan is for the show to be back in January, they would really have to get production dates moving along, and I don’t see that happening. Evidently, all the Actors and people involved with TOLN / Prospect… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

GREAT Sal NEEDS a nomination and production must resume for both shows!!!
Hopefully this will be a motivating factor for Prospect Park.

Kate
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Kate

I think if PP could combine the actors from AMC and OLTL into a 5 day -1hour show, it could be a great show provided it was written well. They could take AJ and Miranda back down to appropriate ages and bring in the younger people from OLTL. Let Blair run the coffee shop instead of that awful nightclub or at least make the nightclub not so sleazy. I would really like to have Krystal running the coffee shop. Jesse and Bo could run the police department. We’ve got David ,Angie , and Joe being doctors. I think these shows… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Yes, I’ve been saying it for years, they should combine the characters since Pine Valley is not far from Landview, and the show would be (working title) ALL MY CHILDREN HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Obviously I don’t mean that as a true name for the show but they could title the show something else and keep the familiar characters from both shows. Heck it wouldn’t be any worse than constantly showing people dancing at SHELTER on the recent One Life or having everyone having business meetings at Jane’s Coffee Shop on ALL MY CHILDREN. With a little imagination… Read more »

Keith
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Keith

ABC looked into combining both shows to cut costs several years before they were cancelled. There were several crossover story lines broadcast like the baby swap with Kevin, Kelly and RJ, but the idea failed at that time. But maybe the time has come.

BTW we had a game whjile watching to find the same set in Llanview and Pine Valley. Coffee shop=Coffee shop. Dorian’s house=Chandler’s house. Bo’s office=FBI gal’s office. Matt’s apartment=Pine Valley Police. And so on. lots of fun cause the plots were so boring. 😉

mgb357
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mgb357

I will be cancelling my HuluPlus subsription.

Tired of waiting and waiting and waiting…….

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

YAAAAAAAAY! I am happy for all those involved with these shows, now they will be eligible to be honored for their work. Good job NATAS!

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

We need working titles from fans who want to see both shows combined.

Maybe they could call it “One Life in Pine Valley” ~ they really could easily combine the two shows, the sets are pretty much the same anyway and Jesse could be called in to investigate the terrible fire that happened at SHELTER – it would be a great way to get rid of SHELTER and then gradually mesh the characters from both shows together. This would appease fans of both One Life and AMC and it would be a whole new show.

Amber
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Amber

Please hurry up and do season 2 for amc and oltl i really miss watching them.

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